The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

Stanley E. Rolfes, 98
Born: Saturday, February 02, 1918
Died: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Amber Hutton, 28
Born: Wednesday, November 25, 1987
Died: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Raymond Wisbey, 81
Born: Tuesday, May 08, 1934
Died: Monday, April 25, 2016

Shirley Herazo, 88
Born: Thursday, May 19, 1927
Died: Sunday, April 24, 2016

David E. Callahan, 87
Born: Sunday, August 19, 1928
Died: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Upcoming Events

May 02Summer Gate Hours Begin
May 04Public Tram Tour
May 07Early Morning Bird Walk
May 07Weekend Walkabout / May
May 08Mother's Day
May 15Caracole 5K
May 17Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
May 22Winton Place Youth Center 5K
May 22May Public Tram Tour
May 22Public Tram Tour May